Troops recovered ammunition from Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush at Goneri town in Borno state.
The Nigerian Troops have recovered several ammunition from Boko Haram insurgents when they ambushed them at Goneri town in Borno state.
The troop laid an ambush on Thursday as some of the insurgents escaped with gun wounds the army spokesman, Sani Usman said.
“Following reliable information about movement of remnants of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 118 task force battalion, 7 Brigade, laid an ambush for the terrorists,” Usman said in a statement.
“The troops laid the ambush about 3 kilometres away from Goneri town, south-west of Kukawa local government area, where they encountered the unsuspecting terrorists in 2 gun trucks and on motorcycles and engaged them.
“An unconfirmed number of the terrorists escaped with gun shot wounds abandoning 1 Buffalo Land Cruiser gun truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun, 1,600 rounds of 12.7mm Armour Piercing Incendiary (API) ammunitions, 563 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition for General Purpose Machine Guns and 57 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.”
In addition to other things, the army also recovered 1 motorcycle, 7 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automotive Gasoline Oil (AGO), a pair of Nigerien Army uniform, 2 Cameroonian telecommunication service providers SIM cards, as well as a pair of the Boko Haram terrorists special forces uniform. They also recovered 1 Samsung Galaxy Tablet and assorted drugs and such as Climax Oxytocin, Tetracyclic HC1 Ointment, Drips and Springe, amongst others,” Usman said.